Obtaining human embryonic stem cells thru’ therapeutic cloning
Obtaining human embryonic stem cells through the process of therapeutic cloning has important applications in science and medicine. Shoukhrat Mitalipov's team at Oregon Science and Medicine University has been the first to obtain viable human embryonic stem cells using this technique. In the future, patients' organs could be repaired with stem cells obtained from adult cells from their skin, an option that would not cause rejection. Mitalipov's findings are an important step forward towards those future treatments.